Rhamphus pulicarius (Herbst, 1795)
Widely distributed over much of the UK, this tiny Weevil is most likely to be encountered in the larval stage, as leafmines on Birch. There are usually several mines to a leaf and mines can be found on other trees/shrubs such as Sallows and Poplars. Adult photographed at Sherwood Forest CP in May 2020, leaf mines photographed at Clumber Park in October 2011.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Rhamphus pulicarius
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Tim Sexton. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Adrian Fowles (Nottinghamshire data extracted from the National Recording Scheme for Coleoptera: Curculionoidea).

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Updated January 2022

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